The Department for Work & Pensions
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to over 22 million claimants and customers. It also helps people to find employment.
DWP is a ministerial department, supported by 14 agencies and public bodies.
If you would like to contact DWP, please see their contact page for pensions here.
Job Centre Plus
The DWP main agency, Jobcentre Plus (JCP) supports people of working age from welfare into work and helps employers to fill their vacancies and provides support on major redundancies. Locally, if businesses are recruiting then they can advertise their vacancies with JCP, who can also assist with the recruitment needs of companies.
JCP can also help businesses with other schemes to help local people to gain employability skills, such as ‘sector based work academies’, work trials and work experience.